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Kolkman v. Roth
Citation:656 N.W.2d 148.
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Roth inherited 800 acres of farmland when her father died in 1995. Kolkman had farmed Roth’s land and worked the livestock operation for many years prior to the father’s death pursuant to an oral agreement. In spring 1996, Roth asked Kolkman to continue his work with the land and the livestock. At that time, it was also agreed that Kolkman and his wife were to live in one of the houses on the farm rent-free. Kolkman further claimed that the oral agreement was to continue until he retired or could no longer work. The Kolkmans sold their former residence and moved to the farm. During his tenancy, Kolkman purchased equipment and made various improvements around the farm. In 1999, Roth requested a written lease agreement with a monthly rent of $550. Kolkman refused to enter into the written agreement.
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